Shyamali Choudhury (SF2010)

Placement: Controller’s Office, Office of Economic Analysis Division

What I’m Working On: The OEA’s primary role is to prepare economic impact reports regarding all pending legislation that we determine would have a material impact on the City’s economy. In addition, the OEA supports the Office of Workforce Development in the implementation of the City’s economic development plan, the Controller’s Monthly Economic Barometer, and conducts many smaller analytical projects for different departments in city government. I supported the Chief Economist in performing all of that work. I worked on a variety of issues, determined by the legislation proposed and the needs of different city agencies.  My work involved: reading and reviewing legislation introduced by the Mayor and members of the Board of Supervisors; conducting economic research, including desk and library research, as well as field research, potentially including interviews; statistical, econometric and GIS analysis; researching policy alternatives pursued in other jurisdictions; liaising with the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, and other city departments as needed; updating and contributing to the OEA web site; and assisting in the preparation of committee presentations, and attending committee hearings.

Hometown: Palo Alto, CA
School: Washington University in St. Louis
Fields of Study: Economics, French
Selected Honors: stipend recipient, Gephardt Institute of Public Service
Selected Activities and Community Involvement: lead researcher for judicial bypass study, NARAL Pro-Choice Missouri
Prior Work Experience: summer intern, The Aspen Institute
Why San Francisco is important to me: San Francisco is important to me not only because it represents my happy upbringing in Northern California, but also for its enduring legacy as a place that speaks for itself. From academic heights to the heart of counter-culture movements, San Francisco has always embraced the free-thinking spirits who make it a center of progress.Something unique about me: Whether it’s a weekend trip or a month of backpacking, I love to travel all over the world.
What I’m Doing Now:  I’m attending Georgetown Law School.

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